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Richard E. Feinberg is a nonresident senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative at Brookings and a professor of international political economy in the School of Global Policy and Strategy (formerly the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies) at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, Feinberg served as special assistant to President Clinton for National Security Affairs and senior director of the National Security Council's (NSC) Office of Inter-American Affairs. He is the author of the recent book, “Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy” (Brookings Institution Press, 2016).

While at the NSC, he was the principal architect of the 1994 Summit of the Americas in Miami. He has served as president of the Inter-American Dialogue, executive vice president of the Overseas Development Council, and held positions on the policy planning staff of the U.S. Department of State and in the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Treasury Department. Since 2005, he has been the book reviewer for the Western Hemisphere section of Foreign Affairs magazine, the flagship publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Affiliations:
Council on Foreign Relations, member
University of California, San Diego, professor

Richard E. Feinberg is a nonresident senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative at Brookings and a professor of international political economy in the School of Global Policy and Strategy (formerly the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies) at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, Feinberg served as special assistant to President Clinton for National Security Affairs and senior director of the National Security Council’s (NSC) Office of Inter-American Affairs. He is the author of the recent book, “Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy” (Brookings Institution Press, 2016).

While at the NSC, he was the principal architect of the 1994 Summit of the Americas in Miami. He has served as president of the Inter-American Dialogue, executive vice president of the Overseas Development Council, and held positions on the policy planning staff of the U.S. Department of State and in the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Treasury Department. Since 2005, he has been the book reviewer for the Western Hemisphere section of Foreign Affairs magazine, the flagship publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Affiliations:
Council on Foreign Relations, member
University of California, San Diego, professor

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Open for Business

“Open for Business: Building The New Cuban Economy,” Richard E. Feinberg’s new book, examines the Cuban economy as it makes its early steps into developing a more dynamic market economy. Learn more about the book »

“To gain a sense of what Cuba might look like in 2030, including the bad and the ugly as well as the good, one could do far worse than consult Feinberg’s stellar tome.” — Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

Feinberg offers a scrupulously researched and judicious analysis of the economic changes that have unfolded since 2008, when Raúl Castro replaced his brother Fidel as president and initiated a reform process. — Foreign Affairs

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